Jet Engine Test Cells

As part of its plans to close Kelly Air Force Base, the government determined that a Jet Engine Test Cell facility should be relocated to Hill Air Force Base.  Bath and its partner, Triton Marine Construction, were selected to design and build the $10 million dollar facility in Utah.  It consisted of a 22,000 sq.ft. tilt slab concrete building with eighteen test cells.  The scope of work included utilities and monitoring for GTE, JFS, SP and ATS areas.  key features of the project were:

  • 10 mVA, 26kV power transformer with substation modification
  • Water brake system
  • 2-1250 hP air compressors supplying 300 psi air at 1200 deg F